People

Mark Collantes, Designer

Mark is a designer who also knows a lot about how to use technology to create design.

Hidden Figures

Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson not only helped make history, they are part of a long line of women in computing

How We Created LOLA

An app to help kids remember important stuff like feed your pets, brush your teeth, and smile.

Day in Life: Paul Seal, Programmer

Paul describes his daily life as a programmer from Derby in the United Kingdom.

Danny Fenjves

Danny Fenjves currently is the founder of Upperline, teaching students how to turn their ideas into reality through programming.

An Interview with Nicky Ringland

Nicky is a Linguistics major who learned coding skills to further her research. She's also finished a PhD, won a few big awards, and co-founded Grok Learning.

Teaching Girls Computer Science with Art

Two women created an innovative online service to teach teenage girls how to code by using video.

Robots

These robots also can be programmed to move around rooms, one way for kids to learn programming.

Margaret Hamilton

She was in her 30s when she led the team that developed mission critical software used guide the Apollo moon landings.

Paul Solarz Talks About Helping Kids Learn to Learn

In his classroom, he and his students learn together as a community.

An Interview with Paul Chayka

The Robotics And Beyond HQ in New Milford, Connecticut is in an 1873 Victorian brick building with the back end refurbished in glass and steel. On the second floor is their long room with a work table to one side and computer equipment neatly organized along the walls with robots here, circuit boards there, computers […]

Mary Glendening Talks about Library Makerspaces as Community Technology Centers

Librarian Mary Glendening describes how they created their library makerspace.

An Interview with Joe Dytrych and Dee Saigal, Creators of Erase All Kittens

Learn how two people created a fun online game to teach HTML and CSS.

Jill Hodges Talks about Fire Tech Camp

An American living in the United Kingdom, Jill Hodges talks about how she started a summer technology camp for kids, as well as how her kids told her to upgrade the snacks and music.

Chris Bradfield Talks Coding, Games, and Helping Kids Code

Chris talks about his journey from TRS-80 computers to websites to the game business to teaching kids to code in summer camp.

Rachel Manning Talks Software Development and the Freelance Life

Rachel Manning talks about her life as a freelance software developer building websites and web applications from her home in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Andrew Mills Talks about Bits & Bytes and How to Design Games

Andrew created Bits & Bytes, a fun card game to teach kids computing skills: logic, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Wendy Norman and Skype in the classroom

Wendy Norman, the Director of Social Good at Microsoft, talks about the history and features of the Skype in the classroom service for teachers.

Tim Kropp Talks About Creating Games for Kids

Tim describes how he created his game company, Glide Games, and with his young son created two video games, Elevator Adventures and Subway Adventures.

Luis Carbajosa Talks about Family, Tech, and Five Boys

Luis Carbajosa is a Civil Engineer in Spain who, with his wife, are raising five boys who love technology.

Jenn Choi Talks Raising Boys and Toys are Tools

Jenn Choi publishes an online magazine to help parents find toys while also helping to raise her two sons.

Music from Garbage

People do amazing things with technology, in this case, creating music from tossed out computer hard drives, circuit boards, and other electronic garbage.

Krissy Venosdale and Skype in the classroom

Here's an enthusiastic teacher using technology to help her students discover how the world is an awesome place to explore.

Grace Hopper

One of the first female programmers, Grace Hopper also worked as a mathematician and had an unusual career for women in the 1900s.

Bot Makers

A collection of bot makers and professor types attend an online bot convention to talk about Twitter bots and more.

Zina Lahr

Meet someone who used her love of electronics to create deeply fun and personal robots, gadgets, and other cool stuff.

An Interview with Ben Heck

Ben Heckendorn is a self-taught maker with high energy, an internet show on Element14 (The Ben Heck Show), and a wonderfully wicked sense of humor. He also inspired this issue of the magazine.

An Interview with Susan Kare

You've looked at and used Susan Kare's work, or work inspired by hers, every time you use a computer.

An Interview with Boone Gorges

Learn how a humanities PhD became a software programmer who builds online communities for universities, as well as Lead Developer for BuddyPress and helping to create WordPress plugins like Anthologize and Participad.

Siblings Pete and Alexa Ingram-Cauchi Talk iD Tech and Tech Summer Camps

They talk about how they started and run iDTech summer camps together and how parents can evaluate tech summer camps.